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EARLY & HOT JAZZ

Originating in New Orleans as a fusion of African and European music, jazz played a significant part in wider cultural changes in this period, and its influence on popular culture continued long afterward. The Jazz Age is often referred to in conjunction with the Roaring Twenties, and in the United States it overlapped in significant cross-cultural ways with the Prohibition Era.

FEATURED SLIDESHOW

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HOT JAZZ FEATURE: BIX BEIDERBECKE

POPULAR MUSIC POST 1990 FEATURE: SYLVAN ESSO

MODERN CLASSICAL COMPOSERS FEATURE: OLIVIER MESSIAEN

AVANT GARDE NOW FEATURE: MARY HALVORSON

WORLD MUSIC FEATURE: FELA KUTI

BLUES FEATURE: JOHN LEE HOOKER